Friday, February 13, 2009

Bouquet Boxes: A Craft Tutorial

Hello everyone! I've been dying to share this with you and finally have it all finished up. I was thrilled when Emily, of Once Wed asked if I'd contribute craft tutorials - of course there's nothing I like more than a creative assignment. Here's what I came up with, and I think it fits in nicely with Valentine's just around the corner, with all of its pale-pinkness and doily-esque detail.
A list materials and the full, illustrated instructions can be found at Once Wed - just click the button below and you'll be on your way!
The inspiration for this project came from an antiquing trip I took with my roommate over Christmas break. We trolled booth after booth of carefully arranged vintage goods, mischievously trying on hats from the 1940s and patiently perusing stacks of old postcards. My treasures of the day were a bouquet of pale, faded pink paper posies (a few are tucked amidst craft store paper flowers above) and a pair of old, petite and delicately embroidered gloves. All so ladylike and foretelling of springtime

25 comments:

Tiffani said...

Another beautiful creation Livy!

Casey said...

These are gorgeous! :) I can think of so many uses for such pretty boxes like this... Thank you so much for sharing how to make these! :)

Ashley L. said...

This is beautiful! You are always so wonderful and creative! I love this! :)

LBB said...

So pretty & fresh! And so versatile too. Lovely tutorial, Livy!

Design Lovely said...

So pretty! I love how all the materials are layed out. Looks fun to make!

cindy : quaint said...

livy, you are so good. just beautiful!

Storybook Woods said...

How sweet, thank you. Clarice

oh, hello friend. said...

this is simply LOVELY! and hurray, i can do it because I have that punch! ;) your pictures are beautiful. thanks for the inspiration!

Jeannette said...

What a wonderfull box. Now I have to find ways to make my husband creative so he makes me this! Would be so great to get this on Valentines morning.
And thank you for your Valentines mail. I now have this beauty on my desktop. Just love it!
Have the most wonderful and romantic Valentine's Day, Jeannette

LindaSonia said...

Gorgeous project!! I must compliment you on the 'look' of your blog - it's what i call serenely beautiful. The muted colors and your presentation is exquisite and appeals to my senses immensely. Love it!! Happy Valentine's Day!! LindaSonia

Urban Design said...

Oh wow, that is just beautiful! Your work is always so amazing! Maybe I will be inpsired, LOL!

caseykoester said...

Wow Livy! So lovely. I especially like the photo with the vintage gloves. :)

Laura said...

This is so superpretty that I had to post about it and let everybody I know come here and see this in all its splendor.
Hope you don't mind

sara said...

Oh how pretty!! I'm now lusting after an eyelet lace punch. :)

blushingjoy said...

Stumbled upon your blog and am loving this DIY favor box idea! It'll be perfect for a wedding too!!

Jessica said...

OMG! This is one of the most beautiful things I've ever seen! GORGEOUS!

Teresa said...

What's more wonderful than a gift? A gift that is thoughtfully wrapped! This is a perfect idea!

Steppie said...

absolutely lovely!

pasadena said...

I love it! I linked this post on my blog... It's a so beautiful idea!

jasmoon-butterfly said...

beautiful...thank you for sharing x
Trace

ron said...

verry nice it looks great

Tea said...

Gorgeous! The colors work so well together. I also linked to it on my blog :)

gül said...

very elegant, great!

SETT said...

Hello! I found your tutorial.
I would like to translate it into Russian and post it in my site. I will mention you and your site (let me know which one).
Is it possible? What will be your condition?
Delia

jasmoon-butterfly said...

Beautiful! Thank you for sharing x

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